Computer-aided design is the use of computers to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design.
CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing.
2D CAD has many applications, but it is commonly used to design vector-based layouts.
3D CAD is commonly used in developing video games and animated films. It also has several real-world applications, such as product design, civil engineering, and simulation modelling. 3D CAD includes computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design and drafting software application. Developed and marketed by Autodesk, first released in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers.
AutoCAD application used architecture, construction, and manufacturing to assist in the preparation of blueprints and other engineering plans.
In mechanical design it is known as mechanical design automation (MDA) or computer-aided drafting (CAD),
To create two and three dimensional images and animations of projects both in manufacturing and for use in advertising and technical manuals.
CAD can convey many types of information, including dimensions, types of material, and tolerances and is essential in offering solutions to both engineering and manufacturing problems.
AutoCAD Civil creates civil engineering design and documentation that supports Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows.
AutoCAD is widely used in the civil engineering field because of its ability to plan sites a lot easier then hand drawings. The main thing is that if you want to draft any civil engineering structure (2D, 3D) such as buildings, bridges, roads, drainage, pipeline, dams, intersection etc.
AutoCAD Electrical software is the AutoCAD software for electrical controls designers. Created for electrical control systems,
Electrical CAD Software. is designed for drawing of electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams and can also be used for pneumatic, hydraulics and other types of technical diagrams.